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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:07 pm 
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This is going to be the one place where I will definately be using something modern. I'd rather have pretty colours and reliability. Don't really want a Chris King though.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:36 pm 
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I use an FSA Orbit MX.

Ok it lacks the finer quality of a King, BUT it is well made, very smooth and fairly hardy - they get good reviews. Just beware of getting one from CRC as they seem to be wrapped in little bags and not boxed, so maybe OE equipment that never made it to a bike? I ordered from there and was ok, my mate ordered the same and had a bit missing.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:38 pm 
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I was looking at that one. Not sure on Red or Blue though :) I guess the other option is to get a mix and match hope :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:44 pm 
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I've got Hopes on a couple of my bikes. They're good. I've got a Chris King on my commuter (Hope didn't make a 1" threadless). It's also good.

Hope top covers are often a pig to fit because the rubber seal is so thick it's hard to get down the steerer tube.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:51 pm 
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I guess though with an FSA one they were making headsets in 97 where as hope weren't.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:18 pm 
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Cane Creek 110 - 110 year guarantee iirc ...or soemthing like that! :lol:

Tune Bobo

Mortop!...
http://tuningbikes.de/product_info.php? ... 6f3ef7294b


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:24 pm 
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Logic.Al wrote:
This is going to be the one place where I will definately be using something modern. I'd rather have pretty colours and reliability. Don't really want a Chris King though.

What's unreliable about a quill stem?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:29 pm 
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Not a quill. Will be using an Ahead stem. Tis a 1997 bike ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:56 pm 
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Hope. No need for king unless you have the £££


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:24 am 
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Vegetables :D
But they totally fail as a headset :?


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